These roasted eggplant sandwiches are made with garlicky slathered slabs of eggplant served up with creamy hummus and roasted red pepper slices. They're just as delicious cold as they are hot from the oven, so they're perfect for packed lunches!
Roasted Eggplant Sandwiches + Healthy Packed Lunch Ideas
For the Roasted Eggplant
- 1 lb. eggplant, sliced into ½ inch thick slabs
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves
- salt and pepper
For the Sandwiches
- 4 slices good sandwich bread
- about ½ cup jarred roasted red pepper slices
- about ¼ cup hummus
- about ½ cup baby arugula leaves
- 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
Make the Roasted Eggplant
Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
Mix olive oil, garlic and thyme in a small bowl. Rub both sides of eggplant slabs with mixture and arrange on baking sheet. Bake until tender, about 30 minutes.
Make the Sandwiches
Slather bread slices with hummus and top with roasted eggplant slabs, red pepper slices and arugula. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar just before serving.